Mama Funk

7 Feb

Something has been getting to me lately and have haven’t been able to put my finger on it…Until now.

In case you haven’t noticed, the ole bloggy poo has been getting majorly neglected. That makes me sad since it was one of my New Year’s Goals to be more consistent here. First I thought it was just that I didn’t have the time to sit down and write. Then I noticed that I wasn’t really doing much with the little free time I have.

I did take on this new project, and I’d be lying if I said it didn’t take up a lot of my free time, but deep down I know that if I really wanted to write I would make the time.

This morning it hit me as soon as my feet hit the floor…I’m in a rut.

In a brief online conversation with a fellow mother, she told me that she feels like she’s living in the movie Groundhog Day. I stewed on that all day feeling bad for my friend, not yet noticing that I am going through the very same thing.

Then, my feet hit the floor this morning. Just like they did yesterday and the day before. Same ole routine; weigh in, get dressed, go make Cameron’s lunch, followed by breakfast for everyone, get the kid off to school…Literally the same shit, just a different day. Sure, as a creature of habit I like the routine of it all, but come on.

The truth is I haven’t been writing because I’ve got nothing interesting to say. I see Cameron for about 4 of every 24 hours, somedays even less, and he’s my main source of entertaining material. I’m just not feeling funny and I think it’s because I’m bored.

Now that I’m past last week’s fun trips to Penn State and the Auto Show, what do I have to look forward to? More monotony.

Do you ever get in these mommy ruts? What do you do to break the cycle and get out?

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4 comments
Brandi
Brandi

You are NOT alone. I think no matter what you do, it can still be easy to get into the comfortable habit of doing the same old thing every day. For me, sometimes it's even just a change in coffee creamer that helps break the rut....seriously. It's like a tablespoon of flavored goodness that's not the norm. I'm not sure that it's a good thing I'm so easily amused or just plain sad, but hey, it works. =) Hang in there!

Erin
Erin

We are 12 hours away, so somewhere in Ohio. :)

Erin
Erin

So, I can relate. Since the holidays are now over, I have a really consistent routine. I like my routine, I really do. I like a constant. But two weeks ago I realized I hadn't left the house in a week. Literally. So, I started taking the boys outside for a walk around the neighborhood or to swing if it's nice out. If it's chilly (like today) I plan out a fancy meal to cook for dinner or freeze for later. It's not much to get me out of a rut, but it's something. And I am so proud of myself when I make something good. Maybe it doesn't have to be cooking, but if I do something that I'm proud of, I'm more likely to keep being productive. When I'm productive, I'm happy. I'm slowly going through my many Pinterest recipes and crafts and checking them off. :) Good luck! If I was closer, I'd totally meet you out for a play date.

Mychal B.
Mychal B.

You're right! I used to plan out our meals and I had a feeling of accomplishment getting a good dinner in front of the guys each night. Maybe getting back into that would help. I can't seem to get into Pinterest, maybe if I did I'd get some more ideas to keep me occupied. Who knows, maybe I can have a section of my blog for craft fails (not a crafty person AT ALL). I wonder where the half way point would be for us to meet up for a playdate? :-)